What History Tells Us about the New Hampshire Primary Winner

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Washington Post chats with historian Ellen Fitzpatrick RI '09 about what history tells us about the New Hampshire primary winner, and how Mitt Romney falls into this group. 

Old Cookbooks Find A Home At Harvard

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Schlesinger Library is home to one of the world's most outstanding collections of historical cookbooks, including its most famous possession: the papers, recipes and cookbooks of Julia and Paul Child. The collection spans more than 500 years and almost as many cultures. Marylene Altieri, curator of printed material at the library, says the collection found its home at Radcliffe in the 1960s.

Keeping Up With Tayari Jones

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

WGBH's Callie Crossley talks with novelist Tayari Jones.

Unraveling a Brutal Custom

Harvard Gazette
Friday, December 9, 2011
Photo by Katherine CohenPhoto by Katherine Cohen

While at Radcliffe, Laurel Bossen and Melissa Brown, in collaboration with anthropologist Hill Gates, are writing a book on female labor and foot binding in early 20th century China. 

Words from Wiseman

Harvard Gazette
Monday, December 5, 2011
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

Frederick Wiseman spoke before a packed audience, delivering the Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in Art and the Humanities, at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Shooting, Editing, and Reading a Documentary Film

The Boston Phoenix
Thursday, December 1, 2011

After listening to Errol Morris talk about his craft this week at the Brattle, you might be inclined to hear what another legendary local filmmaker has to say on the subject. Frederick Wiseman will present this year's Radcliffe Institute's Julia S. Phelps Lecture in Art and the Humanities, a talk entitled "Shooting, Editing, And Reading A Documentary Film." 

Anita Hill looks back, and ahead

Harvard Gazette
Monday, November 21, 2011
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Anita Hill's new book, Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home, probes the importance of the concept of home as a central element for the search for gender and racial equality through personal stories and anecdotes. She was at the Radcliffe Institute to discuss the themes in her new book, but audience members couldn’t resist the chance to engage with the author about her time at the center of a national political firestorm.

Anita Hill Talks Social Inequality

The Harvard Crimson
Friday, November 18, 2011

Anita Hill, a professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies at Brandeis University, urged Americans to closely examine social inequality and work to increase access to the “American Dream” in a lecture at the Radcliffe Institute.

Importing Italian Cuisine

The New York Times
Friday, November 18, 2011

The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard acquired a much-thumbed copy of Elizabeth David's "Italian Food" with penciled notes in the margins and more notes on slips of paper attached with paper clips. The volume had belonged to Avis DeVoto, whom Knopf hired to Americanize Elizabeth David. 

This Book Is 119 Years Overdue

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fellow John Plotz reads "What Middletown Read"—a database project that tracks library readers in Muncie in the early 1900s—and writes about it.